Cassie caused a person to not exist. Literally, she came up with the idea, caused the guy’s parents to never meet, thus erasing him from existence.
I don’t think any other animorph has ever done that.that’s like another level thing thereSure there…
This is why I hate time travel. Because all my common sense and logic is telling me that what he did was basically useless. But in Aniverse, he saved the world….??? How??
A common time travel problem, not restricted to this particular sci-fi
I see the point, but is it really a paradox? You kill your grandfather and that’s it. He can’t get married because he’s dead. Can you go back and kill him again? Nope. Because he’s dead. Can you exist? Nope. He’s dead. That’s it. It’s over. No paradox.
Similar to Animorphs. Tobias couldn’t have saved humanity because if humanity had been doomed then he would have never existed! Simple!
All he did was kill the Mercora before time.
But! But! Aniverse doesn’t work like our world. Or at least the Ellimist confused him (and me) into thinking so.
Remember #13? Remember how the Ellimist sent him back to meet his younger self? And it’s implied that if he hadn’t told himself to he wouldn’t have crossed the construction site with the others?
Does it make sense? Absolutely not. But that’s twice this stupid time travel idea shows, therefore we have to follow it. Therefore we have to reluctantly accept that yes, the Ellimist forced Tobias to go to the construction site and that Tobias’ genocide caused humanity to be born.
But because I’m a stubborn and logical person I choose to pretend MM2 never existed (except when I have to prove Tobias’ ruthlessness) and tell myself that he misunderstood the Ellimist and actually willingly went through that site.
I understand that you resolve the paradox that way, but that’s not necessarily the answer.
I haven’t gotten to MM2 in my reread and I hadn’t dwelled on that part of #13. SO I can’t get into those specifics.
Ellimist weirdness is often an issue with the series, I’ll give you that.
Does willing suspension of critical disbelief work here? I’m not sure.